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Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Income Support for Students) Bill 2009

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5957

2008-2009

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Income Support for Students) Bill 2009

 

 

(1)     Clause 2, page 2 (table item 4), omit “1 July 2012” (twice occurring), substitute “1 January 2011”.

[start up date for personal income test changes]

NB: to be moved as a request

(2)     Page 3 (after line 2), after clause 3, insert:

3A   Review of impact of student income arrangements

             (1)  The Minister must cause a comprehensive review to be undertaken of the impact of the student income arrangements implemented by this Act on equity, with a particular focus on the impact on rural and regional students.

             (2)  The review must:

                     (a)  start not later than 30 June 2012; and

                     (b)  be completed within 3 months.

             (3)  The Minister must cause a written report about the review to be prepared.

             (4)  The Minister must cause a copy of the report to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the day on which the Minister receives the report.

[review of student income arrangements]



 

(3)     Schedule 1, page 5 (after line 25), at the end of item 2, add:

Students required to move away from home

        (10D)  A person is independent if the Secretary is satisfied:

                     (a)  that the person is required to move away from the family home in order to undertake a course of at a higher eduction institution; and

                     (b)  that the time required to travel between the higher education institution and the family home would exceed 90 minutes.

[independence—required to move away from home]

(4)     Schedule 1, item 23, page 14 (line 10), omit “1 July 2012”, substitute “1 January 2011”.

[start up date for personal income test changes]

NB: to be moved as a request

(5)     Schedule 1, item 31, page 16 (line 6), omit “1 July 2012”, substitute “1 January 2011”.

[start up date for personal income test changes]

NB: to be moved as a request

(6)     Schedule 2, item 13, page 26 (lines 31 and 32), omit “to the extent that the payment does not exceed the person’s threshold amount for that year;”.

[removal of threshold amount]

NB: to be moved as a request

(7)     Schedule 2, item 14 page 27 (lines 19 to 34), omit subsection 8(8AB).

[removal of threshold amount]

NB: to be moved as a request